Andy and Barney drive Aunt Bee uptown to do some shopping, but Andy is surprised to find Walker's Drugstore closed in the middle of the day. He unlocks the door anyway and starts to conduct business when suddenly the new druggist comes by and, thinking the place is being robbed, calls on Barney. He barges in only to find Andy behind the counter. Andy, Barney and Aunt Bee have a laugh but the lady is not amused. She is Elinor Walker, a pharmacist who has come to take care of the place while her uncle Fred is under the weather. Her first customer is Emma Brand who requests her usual pills for the usual 10 cents, but Ellie won't give them to her without a prescription. Emma tries a variety of tricks and guilt trips to get the pills but they all fail and she ends up sick on her couch. Andy gets angry with Ellie and tries to comfort Emma, as does everyone else in town, bringing food to their ailing friend. In a surprise turn of events, Ellie has a change of heart and brings Emma the pills ... Written by
Jerry Dean Roberts <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
This is the only episode where the squad car's license plate is DC-269. In all other episodes, where the license plate is visible, it is JL-327. See more
Emma Brand's home is a lovely cottage -- with a glass-paned front door -- in town however in the recent past it was a plain cottage on the outskirts, it appeared, of town. No mention was made of her moving in that time frame. See more
I don't need a doctor! All I need is my pills! Now gimme my pills!
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagan. See more